Real estate and construction in Gibraltar
Hassans has ‘a breadth of experience across all areas of law, which interplay nicely into real estate advice’. The practice works across the residential and commercial property markets, with particular experience in property financing. The strong bench allows the firm to ‘bring in expertise from other areas including commercial and litigation’. Leading the team are the ‘approachable, friendly and knowledgeable’ Ian Farrell, who is ‘a genuine pleasure to work with’; Gemma Vasquez, who has experience working with developers; and litigation specialist Nicholas Howard. The ‘quick to deliver’ department is advising on the planning, financing, construction and sale of Arengos Gardens, a development of more than 60 luxury residential apartments. In another highlight, the firm is assisting the developer of Forbes, a 16-storey construction that will provide 75 to 80 apartments.
ISOLAS LLP specialises in commercial and residential landlord and tenant work, as well as being active in construction projects at various stages from inception to completion. Mark Isola QC focuses on landlord and tenant disputes and leads a team that includes experienced consultant Elaine Lang, who is an expert in conveyancing. The firm is acting for Europort Holdings on the proposed extension of the offices of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. In another highlight, the department is advising MH Bland & Company on the surrender of its existing cable car lease and the granting of a new lease by the Crown, relating to the redevelopment of the cable car.
Triay & Triay focuses on real estate projects and financing in Gibraltar and abroad, as well as being active in residential conveyancing work. Practice head Julian Triay leads a team that includes Abraham Serfaty QC, who is particularly experienced in acting for banks on real estate matters and financing transactions. He also advises developers, landlords and tenants on commercial matters.
Property expert Charles Lavarello leads the team at TSN Barristers & Solicitors, which has expertise advising on developments, construction and reclamation projects. The firm’s construction law practice is active in arbitrations and adjudications proceedings, while on the property side the group has particular experience in conveyancing matters. The department advised the Gibraltar government in litigation issues relating to the Gibraltar frontier access tunnel, and also assisted with the development of the new airport tunnel and Gibraltar power station.